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guaranteed maintenance, Illinois divorce lawyerSometimes a life insurance policy may be the most valuable asset in an Illinois divorce.

A life insurance policy may be used to guarantee maintenance paid to a spouse as the result of a divorce.  If a husband dies, his surviving, former spouse will receive his life insurance proceeds as payment of his maintenance obligation.

In Illinois, what can I do in my divorce if my soon-to-be ex-husband is ordered to pay me maintenance, but he refuses to make me beneficiary of a life insurance  policy on his life to guarantee my maintenance?

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People get divorced for a multitude of different reasons. Illinois law provides specific categories into which your reasons for divorce will inevitably fall. While the categories are finite in nature, nearly any reason for parting ways can fit into one category or another. Ultimately, if one of the ‘at fault’ reasons do not fit your needs, there are always catchalls to fill in the spaces between more specific reasons.


An individual or couple can file for divorce using the grounds of impotence as a reason. In past decades one of the most important reasons for getting married was to have children. Recognizing the importance of parenting, lawmakers responded by declaring impotency as a grounds for divorce.

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before you divorce, children and divorce, Cook County divorce, divorce advice, divorce and communication, DuPage County divorce, five stages of grief, Illinois divorce attorneys, Illinois professional therapist, Kane County divorceIf you and your spouse are experiencing marital difficulties, consider the following information before you divorce.

1. A divorce, no matter how ugly or amicable, causes stress. It is essential to get in good physical condition because stress and anxiety are best treated when you are healthy and fit. Try a regular exercise program. Or, alternatively, do what you enjoy most: take a walk or ride a bike, regularly.

2. Maintain a positive attitude. Divorce is the same as the loss of a partner by death. You will experience the five stages of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Ask yourself how you would deal with death of a spouse. In many ways, divorce is worse because it has no obvious end point. But rest assured, it will end. Therefore, make that end point your focus.

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